Various facts The escaped prisoner at Pontoise hospital was arrested in Germany

CAVALE The 28-year-old fugitive escaped on transfer to hospital after attempted suicide

Their run will have lasted four days. The detainee who escaped from Pontoise hospital last Wednesday was arrested in Germany with his accomplice, AFP learned from sources familiar with the matter. The man and his companion, who had shot one of the guards with a long gun, were arrested in Wegberg, a town west of Düsseldorf by the German police, thanks to information from the central police administration French judicial (DCPJ), said one of the police sources on Sunday, confirming information from Point.

The fugitive, 28 years old and incarcerated at the Osny remand center, arrived on the evening of December 22 at this hospital center in Val-d’Oise. He was undergoing “medical extraction after he was discovered in his cell mutilating himself,” according to the prison administration. “The arrest went smoothly,” the Pontoise prosecutor’s office told AFP.

“They were located very very quickly” thanks to information from the National Fugitive Search Brigade (BNRF), the service specializing in this type of investigation. The escapee had faked a suicide attempt on Tuesday evening and was transported to the Pontoise hospital center. Arrived at the emergency room, he was awaited by his companion, a minor according to the Pontoise prosecutor’s office, who opened fire on the unarmed prison officers who were escorting him, thus allowing his escape.

There is “no third person wanted” at this stage, according to a judicial source, while the first elements of the investigation provided by a police source reported a second accomplice on the lookout. The BNRF and the PJ of Versailles had been conceded from the investigation, entrusted since Friday to an examining magistrate. Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti visited the Osny Remand Center to provide “unwavering support” to the supervisors overseeing the medical transfer. He had previously met the injured prison officer at Pontoise hospital.

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